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May 2014

Croydon Council name new Cabinet

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The make-up of Croydon Council’s new Cabinet has been revealed, with Councillor Tony Newman named as leader and Councillors Alison Butler and Stuart Collins announced as deputy leaders. n Labour won control of the council from the Conservatives at the...
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Not so easy store

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A plan for the first easyFoodstore to open in Croydon has been scrapped. n Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s had planned to take on budget supermarkets by selling cut-price products in the former MetLife building opposite East Croydon station. n...
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Croydon benefits from tech migration

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Croydon Tech City’s growing impact has been reported in a two-page feature in the Evening Standard. n The article entitled ‘The Silicon diaspora’ discusses how soaring rents around Old Street has started a migration, wth Silicon Fields, the Kentish Cluster...
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Labour wins control of Croydon Council

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Labour have overall control of Croydon Council for the first time in eight years. n Councillor Tony Newman has saluted a "historic victory" after his party won a string of key marginals throughout the borough with gains in Waddon, Ashburton...
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Croydon appeals to Generation Rent

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Croydon’s property boom hasn’t stopped it for being one of London’s most affordable boroughs for ‘Generation Rent’. n A survey by Zoopla shows that Croydon remains the fourth cheapest borough in which to rent either a two-bedroom flat or a four-bedroom...
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Tech entrepreneurs in the spotlight

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Croydon Tech City hosts its next event at Matthews Yard this Thursday, offering the chance to learn from local entrepreneurs. n Speakers at the event are: n Ugochi Anomelechi: Founder of Cyman System, the personal digital butler founded in 2012...
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Meet the funders for arts grants

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Artists and cultural groups from Croydon are being called to attend a council-organised seminar designed to open doors to grant-funding opportunities. n Representatives from Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund London and the Big Lottery Fund have been invited...
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Gatwick would bring £40bn boost

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Britain would be £40bn better off with a second runway for Gatwick Airport, according to its chairman. n Croydon Council has already come out in favour of an extension to the Sussex airport, believing it would bring great economic benefits...
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Debate ahead of council elections

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Croydon Decides – an election debate being organised by the Croydon Advertiser – takes place at Fairfield Halls on Tuesday, May 13. n The debate will provide an opportunity to quiz leading figures from the parties hoping to shape the...
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